Named after Caesar the famous Roman Emperor, Caesarea is an old Roman port situated on the Mediterranean coast between Haifa and Tel Aviv. Like many forts and cities in Israel, it has been run and overrun by all sorts of people over the ages, from Romans to Arabs to Crusaders, each adding their own mark. Just outside Caesarea, approximately 100 feet from the sea, there is a reasonably intact Roman aqueduct which is quite long and extends beyond Haifa.
Caesarea’s fascinating archaeological park is home to the spectactular Roman and Crusader remains and an enchanting ancient harbour which now houses an array of fashionable restaurants, cafes and exquisite art galleries. Famous for its ancient Roman ruins, including Roman amphitheatre still used today, and Israel’s only 18 hole golf course.